Economic Migration in the EU: Poland to the UK

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Background information: 1st April 2004, Poland was one of the ten nations joining the EU. Polish people are the 3rd largest minority ethnic group in the uk.

Reasons for polish migration to the uk

push factors:

Average unemployment in Poland at 18.5% in 2005

*youth unemployment around 40%

*Rural unemployment in some areas over 40%

Pull factors:

*Unemployment in th euk at 5.1%

*Established polish communities within the uk

High demands for skilled workers and semi-skilled labour

A typical


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